Keep Enjoying the Perfect Fit of IBM TS2900s in Your Rack Environment

Keep Enjoying the Perfect Fit of IBM TS2900s in Your Rack Environment

Do you depend on an IBM or Lenovo TS2900 series model as a vital part of your storage infrastructure? If so, you have most likely received many messages from the original equipment manufacturer (OEM) telling you that you need to refresh your current TS2900 model to a newer one in order to keep up with OEM-recommended upgrade timelines. Before you …

A Guide to the Top Third Party Maintenance Providers

A Guide to the Top Third Party Maintenance Providers

If you’ve dealt with OEM support for your IT assets, you likely know just how expensive and inefficient it can be. Working with a third party maintenance provider (TPM) can be much better strategy for companies seeking cost-effective support options. However, you have a lot of options in the industry today. Making an informed decision is critical not just for …

Extend Your Hardware’s Useful Life with Third Party Support

Extend Your Hardware’s Useful Life with Third Party Support

Your data center’s hardware represents millions of dollars’ worth of investment. So, why would you retire those assets before you’ve maximized your return? If you follow the original equipment manufacturer’s (OEM) recommendations, that’s exactly what you’re doing. Thankfully, there is a way around this issue. Third party support can extend the useful life of your hardware by five or even 10 …

6 Tips for Making the Transition from Manufacturer Maintenance to Third Party Maintenance

6 Tips for Transitioning from Manufacturer Maintenance to Third Party Maintenance

Maintenance is a critical consideration for your IT assets. However, if you’re about to transition from manufacturer-provided first party maintenance to a third party maintenance (TPM) provider, the prospect can be more than a little daunting. Will the TPM be able to offer fast service? Will they understand your needs? How long will you need to wait for parts or …

IBM POWER9 Third Party Support

With Tremendous Processing Power, There’s No Stopping IBM POWER9

Are you taking advantage of all the opportunities you have to stretch the investment you’ve made in your IBM POWER9 system? As a third party IBM POWER9 support provider, Riverstone helps customers get the most out of their IBM POWER9 servers. By doing so, we give you back control over your own timeline, rather than the shortened lifecycles promoted by …

5 Signs You're In Need of a Third Party Maintenance Provider

5 Signs You’re In Need of a Third Party Maintenance Provider

When it comes to maintaining IT assets, there are two traditional paths: work with the OEM or handle everything in-house. While those might be the most common options, they’re not always the right solutions. Adding third party maintenance into your support strategy could be the key to unlocking time and financial savings while ensuring that your IT team is able …

Riverstone Adds Reading and Writing Mileage to IBM TS2200 and TS2300 Series

Riverstone Adds Reading and Writing Mileage to IBM TS2200/TS2300 Series

IBM TS2200 and TS2300 tape drives are high-performing storage solutions that have likely served your organization well for many years. Despite this excellent performance, you may have received several warnings from IBM that your End of Service Life (EOSL) date is approaching or has already passed. Regardless of what you’re hearing from IBM, it’s vital that you are aware of …